Regional economic development initiatives

There are many examples around the country of counties and cities working on collaborative economic development initiatives,in many cases through virtual partnerships of existing entities. In Southeast Florida, the Beacon Council in Miami-Dade County, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Business Development Council of Palm Beach County are jointly marketing the region globally as South Florida: Your Global Business Connection. Florida’s Research Coast is a public-private partnership focused on business, educational, and governmental collaboration to support regional economic development, working with the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, the Business Development Board of Martin County, Okeechobee Main Street, the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County and Workforce Solutions.

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